Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Feb 1 2013 | 11:56am ET
Porsche Automobil Holding and the hedge funds suing it for market-manipulation have at last agreed on a venue.
The luxury carmaker said yesterday that the matter will be heard on its home turf, in a German court. Its hedge fund antagonists, including Elliott Associates, Glenview Capital Partners, Greenlight Capital and Viking Global Equities, have agreed not to appeal the case's dismissal in New York; in return, Porsche said it would not seek a dismissal on statute-of-limitations claims in Germany if a case is filed within 90 days.
The deal comes just weeks after a New York State appeals court dismissed the case, which accuses Porsche of manipulating the market in Volkswagen shares, secretly acquiring a majority stake before announcing plans to acquire VW; a federal court did the same in 2011. The U.S. courts ruled that they had no jurisdiction.
Porsche said it remains confident that the claims have no merit.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…